WHS 2011 as Backend

  Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Post Reply
keithskaggs Offline
Member
Posts: 65
Joined: Feb 2008
Reputation: 0
Post: #1
Has anybody been able to get WHS 2011 to work as a backend? I have tried Media Protal and For The Record. Both see my USB Tuner but I am unable to stream to either client or XBMC PVR build. I've check ports and opened firewall but no luck. Also, even though I can see the tuner in both backends, and the tuner finds my local channels, whenever I try to preview any channel on the WHS, all I get is a black window where the preview should be. So I am not positive that WHS is actually talking to the tuner, even though the backends see the tuner and can scan for channels. Any ideas, suggestions, comments, or similar expierences, would be greatly appreciated.

Keith
find quote
salora Offline
Member
Posts: 92
Joined: Jan 2012
Reputation: 0
Post: #2
I can assure you it's working great
I've Mediaportal tvserver 1.2.2 on my whs2011 server, and 3 client with windows7 and xbmc eden pvr on it

just be sure to :

configure - the add-on correctly into xbmc with the WHS ip adress
- the drives/folder for recording and streaming in MP tvserver.
be sure to map the record/streaming drives on each client, and configure it in xbmc add-on too
find quote
margro Offline
Fan
Posts: 654
Joined: Oct 2009
Reputation: 21
Location: The Netherlands
Post: #3
Could it be that WHS 2011 does not have the right codecs onboard to show the Live TV preview?

Developer of the MediaPortal PVR addon and the Argus-TV PVR-addon. Unofficial XBMC Windows builds with PVR.
http://www.scintilla.utwente.nl/~marcelg/xbmc
find quote
phil65 Offline
Skilled Skinner
Posts: 4,481
Joined: Mar 2009
Reputation: 60
Location: Cologne, Germany
Post: #4
it is almost impossible to help you if you do not post your software versions and debug logs. did mediaportal/4therecord find the channels?
Can you enter the Live TV area in xbmc?
I tried ALL pvr backends in the last 2 weeks and from my experience the linux backends work much better, especially tvheadend.
(This post was last modified: 2012-03-18 17:19 by phil65.)
find quote
salora Offline
Member
Posts: 92
Joined: Jan 2012
Reputation: 0
Post: #5
(2012-03-18 16:25)margro Wrote:  Could it be that WHS 2011 does not have the right codecs onboard to show the Live TV preview?

don't know about that margro I will try
but I'm using your pvr builds for a year now on my clients, first with MPtvserver on the same computer as xbmc, now with mptvserver on my whs2011 server and never had any problems
find quote
keithskaggs Offline
Member
Posts: 65
Joined: Feb 2008
Reputation: 0
Post: #6
Thanks guys, I have not had the chance to get back to the issue yet but will try some of the suggestions this evening and will post the results.

Keith
find quote
dduk Offline
Junior Member
Posts: 4
Joined: Apr 2012
Reputation: 0
Post: #7
I'm using WHS 2011 as a backend quite happily. I have DVBLink installed and mapped to three dual tuners for a couple of WMC machines and MediaPortal mapped to two dual tuners for my XBMC clients.
find quote